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'Thank You' Opera House donors

O.P.E.R.A., Inc. exceeds fund drive goal; raises $40,100 to help pay for rear wall reconstruction

O.P.E.R.A., Inc. announces matching 
fund-drive to help pay for wall repair

O.P.E.R.A., Inc. has kicked off a matching fund-drive aimed at raising $40,000 to help pay for reconstruction of the west half of the Opera House's north wall.

Opera House restoration gets more good news

The Ellendale Opera House recently received good news from the N.D. Dept. of Commerce Tourism Division – a $10,000 grant to make one of the building entryways ADA compliant.

OPERA, Inc. unveils $560,000 renovation plan; first phase of overall plan to fully restore historic Opera House

OPERA, Inc. – Organization of People in Ellendale for Restoration of the Arts – today announced plans to raise $560,000 to complete the renovation of street-level storefronts of the historic Ellendale Opera House to attract commercial tenants back to the key Main Street building.

The work would be the first phase of a multi-year plan to fully restore the landmark, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


CLICK HERE to download the first phase of the Opera House renovation plan.


CLICK HERE to download a pledge form to donate to the capital campaign.


Opera House history

This extraordinary building had its grand opening in February 1909 with plays given by the Chase-Lister Theatre Company.


The Ellendale Opera House and its services are available to all persons without discrimination as to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, or physical or mental disability.

O.P.E.R.A., Inc. is an equal opportunity provider.